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December 21, 1989 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
The daughter-in-law of vehement anti-communist South Korean religious leader Sun Myung Moon is scheduled to make her debut Friday night in Leningrad with the famed Kirov Ballet company. The performance may represent the most visible effort to date by the Rev. Moon and his Unification Church to use the international dance community to extend his religious and political influence.
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December 21, 1989 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
The daughter-in-law of vehement anti-communist South Korean religious leader Sun Myung Moon is scheduled to make her debut Friday night in Leningrad with the famed Kirov Ballet company. The performance may represent the most visible effort to date by the Rev. Moon and his Unification Church to use the international dance community to extend his religious and political influence.
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September 4, 1990 | DONNA PERLMUTTER
The Universal Ballet Academy, the first major manifestation on the American arts scene of Unification Church founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon, opens Wednesday in the nation's capital with a big splash. Moon, who has begun to use culture as a calling card for his business and religious expansion, has hired Oleg Vinogradov to head the school.
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July 23, 2001 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was during a 1969 stint as a Las Vegas showgirl that Adrienne Dellas-Thornton joined the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church. "I found God in Sin City," she jokes now. Meeting a persuasive Unification Church family while dancing at the Stardust Lounge led to more than a religious conversion for Dellas-Thornton. It also eventually led her to Seoul, South Korea--and to founding a classical ballet company, funded in part by the church.
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